Esprit x RCA Limited Edition

esprit, royal collega of art london, regent street, refurbished store, collaboration, sustainable fashion, fluffy sheep jacket,  dip dye coat, knobby sweater, fluffy striped sweater, ryan mercer, rachel hall, julia mackenroth, merino scarf, abstract print, online store

esprit, royal collega of art london, regent street, refurbished store, collaboration, sustainable fashion, fluffy sheep jacket,  dip dye coat, knobby sweater, fluffy striped sweater, ryan mercer, rachel hall, julia mackenroth, merino scarf, abstract print, online store

esprit, royal collega of art london, regent street, refurbished store, collaboration, sustainable fashion, fluffy sheep jacket,  dip dye coat, knobby sweater, fluffy striped sweater, ryan mercer, rachel hall, julia mackenroth, merino scarf, abstract print, online store

esprit, royal collega of art london, regent street, refurbished store, collaboration, sustainable fashion, fluffy sheep jacket,  dip dye coat, knobby sweater, fluffy striped sweater, ryan mercer, rachel hall, julia mackenroth, merino scarf, abstract print, online store

It’s not easy being a well known quality brand in between all those high street chains producing nothing but fast fashion. Esprit is one of those brands that has been around for ages. My mom used to dress me in it a lot but as I grew older, Esprit and I went our seperate ways. It had been ages since I heard something about it other than ‘Red tag, she’s wearing Esprit!‘. But being a blogger and all, I found out Esprit was back on the radar. Refurbished stores, top models as the figurehead… Yes, they kind of drew my attention.

Two weeks ago I was invited to one of their events in Cologne and a week after in London. I couldn’t really go but luckily some of my fellow bloggers did. I was in London the day after the event for about five days – adventures coming up on the blog – and passed by the renewed Esprit store on Regent Street. The limited edition RCA collection was in stores and I was surprised. Severel pieces are on my wish list already! But what was the collection exactly about?!

Esprit collaborated with the Royal College of Art in London for the second time now. Upcoming talent got the opportunity to design a collection and Esprit learned what was new in fashion town. The three winning designers questionned wheter fashion could be sustainableRyan Mercer, Rachael Hall and Julia Mackenroth each had their own ideas and started creating like crazy. From abstract prints by Ryan Mercer to a fluffy sheepy coat by Rachael Hall and a fluffy dip-dye sweater by Julie Mackenroth… I want it all!

Now available in 11 selected Esprit stores worldwide and online. In Belgium only for sale in Antwerp (Meir 9).

Sundays in East London

I hear the rain pouring down on my window pane and I can do nothing but think about where I was one week ago. I had the best sunday one can possibly have, filled with clothes, food, music and cool people surrounding me. Yep, sundays in East Londonespecially in Brick Lane – are the best! Brick lane is, for those of you who don’t know, filled with one vintage store after another and some cool boutiques in between. You might also encounter lots of multicultural smells of food and of course two bagel/beigel shops that are open 24/7, 365 days a year. We tried one of them and it was gooood!

What else? Oh, I finally found my bolo tie!!! That’s probably the only thing I bought that day. Oh wait, I totally forgot about another awesome shop we stopped by: the American Apparel Factory Outlet! We were just leaving when someone handed us a flyer of some other vintage store. On our way to that one, we accidentally bumped into the AA outlet. Our day couldn’t get any cooler! Nothing can top this sunday, I tell ya. Or maybe… waking up in the Sanderson hotel with a delicious breakfast in bed followed by a day of free shopping in Oxford Street…

What are you looking at?

1/ Fashion Street – 2/3/ Fashaddict, a cute shop with pretty clothes! – 4/ Smoothie galore – 5/ East London streetart – 6/7/8/ The Vintage Store London, where I bought my bolo tie – 9/ Elien sipping on her smoothie while vintage shopping – 10/ Isabel and Converse, how we roll – 11/ The Lazy Ones, awesome shop! – 12/ Man randomly playing the piano in a second-hand furniture store – 13/ Some more streetart in Brick Lane – 14/ Funny Brick Lane coffee shop – 15/ East London streetart

London times • Thanks to Eurostar!

My homie Elien sipping on some cocktail like she always does!

A week ago, I was in Shoreditch, eating the spiciest chicken soup ever together with Elien and Kim. It was the perfect end of a tiring day, which started at 6 o’clock for me. I got on the Eurostarmillion thanks again you guys – at 8 and arrived at 9 am, London time. I hailed a taxi that got me at the Sanderson hotel, where the girls had stayed for an event I unfortunately had to miss. I had a delicious breakfast with the girls in one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been in! It was the start of a hectic first day.

Somerset House was first on the list, where we’d meet Alex. Unfortunately, busy fashion woman as she is, we missed her. Back to the Sanderson, where a taxi was waiting for us to bring us to the Pinko Uniqueness event. A lovely collection with lots of pastels and flamingos! Afterwards some checking out, checking in and especially dragging that overpacked suitcase across the city! But it was fun and I knew the following days would be too…

Stay tuned for more London adventures! And thanks again to Eurostar for making it all happen!